The BC Ministry of Education requires that all students achieve a total of 30 hours of work experience in order to graduate. These hours can be through a paid job, a volunteer Work Experience placement or through volunteer hours. These hours must be accomplished and registered at school before a student is able to enroll in the Work Experience 12A or B courses. These courses recognize a students part time job, outside of school, and accrue 4 Grade 12 credits each.
Helping Sooke Region Volunteer Centre with client’s intake, relating to New Horizon. The volunteer will be requested to visit seniors at their places to talk with them about New Horizon grant program, interview them and bring completed paperwork to our office. This is an amazing opportunity for someone who would like to start a career in the Health Care field. An amazing way to get a sense of our community! Please contact us to meet with us in person to talk about all the details.
Calling all Pet Parents! Do you and your pet love going out and meeting new people? Are they Calm* and Friendly*? If so, you and your fur baby could be the perfect fit for our In-home pet visits. A lot of our local senior’s do not have the means to own and/or take care of a pet. In-home pet visits are where you, take your pet, to them, giving our local seniors an opportunity to love and be loved by local pets. What a great idea!
Even introverts need a little hello from time to time. As a check-in volunteer, you will be making “rounds” to various residences (or just one) to help keep in touch with our local seniors, checking their well-being to see how they are doing. Visits will last up to 15 min. This position is flexible in both time or location (we will match you with someone who lives close to your place) and visits may vary in frequency and times upon request from seniors or volunteers. Please contact us to meet with us in person to talk about all the details.
A friendly smile can go a long way; home visits help seniors feel more connected with their communities as well as helping with social skills. As a volunteer, you would be helping by visiting seniors in their home. Activities include but are not limited to; having a cup of tea/coffee (in home or at coffee house) or helping with computer skills or watching T.V. or playing a game, going for a walk with them, (their pet may join if you are comfortable with that) This position is flexible in both time (am or pm) and location.
Harmony Project Sooke (HPS) is a non-profit society that promotes the positive development of youth and community through music, HPS provides musical instruments and instructions to children and youth in the Sooke area. The students participate in after-school music classes (String and Drumline) and also perform at a variety of community events throughout the year. We are looking for a person who is enthusiastic about education and music (but no musical skill is required) to act as a Fundraising Coordinator.
Sooke Meals on Wheels is a 100% volunteer organization offering a program which provides weekly hot meals Monday, Wednesday and Fridays to any person unable to prepare meals for themselves. Frozen meals are also available on request for any day of the week.
Looking for interested individuals that can help a few hours a month delivering food (driving) and or carrying meals into client homes (assisting) on one of two scheduled routes.
Time commitment: A little over one hour per shift; at the most, 3 hours per month.
Victoria Literacy Connection is expanding to Sooke Region to provide free tutoring for children, youth and adults. They are looking for students and tutors. This is a literacy program serving children AND adults.